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Windows 7: Clean install after anytime upgrade?

25 Feb 2013   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Clean install after anytime upgrade?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium. If I do an upgrade to Professional and later need to do a reinstall, would I install Home Premium, and use the key to upgrade again or use the upgrade key during the install?


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25 Feb 2013   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Simple answer - Yes.
An Anytime Upgrade key cannot be used for a Clean install - it requires an activated and validated installation from which to upgrade.
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25 Feb 2013   #3
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks Noel
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25 Feb 2013   #4
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

You're welcome.
Good luck!
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